Never really fancied America but you just have to go to New York City once in your life. Shopping, the sights, the theatre. Go up the Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building and the Statue of Liberty (even if it isn't in New York State!
NYC skyline - Langham Place, New York Fifth Avenue) just to the left for the Empire State Building.
Facts about New York City - For People Planning on Moving to NYC - Moving to New York Guide
yes, the light in NY is awesome as the sun travels through the canyons and over the buildings